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A partnership between the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and the Armed Services YMCA, allows the Y to give families of active military personnel free access to youth development, family strengthening, and health and well-being programs at local YMCAs across the country. Through a $31 million initiative, membership fees for up to 18 months will be funded by the DOD. Locally, families can join any of the Great Miami Valley YMCA locations.


Membership Eligibility

  • Must be Title 10 Personnel Only

  • Families of joint deployed National Guard and Reserves

  • Active duty families assigned to newly established joint bases created by the base realignment and closure process

  • Active duty and independent duty station personnel

  • Relocated spouses and family members of deployed active duty personnel

Eligible participants can register by contacting any Great Miami Valley YMCA branch location, providing proof of eligibility, by showing a military identification card, copy of deployment orders, and completing an eligibility form. Eligibility forms can be found at or by calling 1-800-342-9647. The initiative will fund the cost of memberships only. Camps, sports, afterschool programs, and other fee-based activities will not be included.

The YMCA has always been committed to helping people of all ages reach their fullest potential. Families of active military personnel very much deserve these positive opportunities. It is a privilege to be able to offer them our support!


Military Personnel With Deployment Orders Not Yet Deployed

Military personnel who have a deployment order to leave within two months will receive a complimentary individual membership for the two months (8-weeks) prior to to deployment.


Military Personnel Home on Leave

Military personnel home on leave may use the GMV Y facilities on complimentary guest passes while on their leave.



The Great Miami Valley YMCA has initiated a new Active Military Membership for individuals and families. Active Duty (currently serving) can purchase a military membership at a preferred rate, with no activation fee. To be eligible for this Active Military Membership, one of the following documents must be presented at the time of sign up as verification of active duty: - Driver's License - must state active duty - Military ID - LES - most recent Leave Earning Statement (paycheck) from the Department of Defense

$31.95/month Individual
$58.85/month Family
(Rates do not include sales tax)